Guinness Black Lager | Guinness Ltd.

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Guinness Black LagerGuinness Black Lager
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Guinness Ltd.
Ireland
guinness.com

Style: Euro Dark Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by mdagnew on 04-03-2010

BEER STATS
Ratings:
1,974
Reviews:
445
Avg:
3.08
pDev:
19.81%
 
 
Wants:
36
Gots:
329
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 1,974 |  Reviews: 445
Photo of beer-fan-1
3.33/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Lewnanny
4.08/5  rDev +32.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A nice Guinness, a bit more bubble in it.

The color is a bit more brownish than black like the Guinness draft.

The beer came from a 330 ml and a ABV of 4.5%.

I will bought this one soon again.

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Photo of JordanlikesAles
2.94/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of DrAnnaNemis
2.67/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Squire123
2.47/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Sure, why not.

Very dark but that's color, not flavor. I found it thin and rather flavorless. Oh, the stuff is in there all right, just not enough to get excited about, or even mention.

Something else for the die hard Guiness drinkers but I don't think it will convert anybody.

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Photo of StoutAtTheDevil
3/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of smcolw
3/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Dark brown but light easily passes along the edges. Decent head and nice lattice like lace on the glass.

Mild aroma. If blindfolded, I think I would suspect amber ale because I get semisweet caramel malt base and nearly no hop. I also get some corn in the background.

Some burnt notes but the body is light and the flavor is not strong enough to give it a high rating. The hop is stronger in the taste than the smell, but still rather light. One positive is the balance. High carbonation level.

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Photo of Sexmortus
4.43/5  rDev +43.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of couchsitta
3.17/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Peanutbutterthumb
2.64/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.25

I was excited about this one, such flashy label, turned out to be a bit of a disappointment

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Photo of Brent_B
3.02/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Ltdsaint
3.18/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dsshuck
3/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Shellynix
3.2/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Hohnbaum
3.27/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Budinetz
2.85/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of BFCarr
3.37/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of fortyfield
4/5  rDev +29.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mikeyblendswell
4.01/5  rDev +30.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rodbeermunch
3.11/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Dark pour but not stout thick, you can see through it kinda. Red and brown around the edges. Aroma was even roastier than guinness stout though.

Taste was replete with sweetness, not so much roastiness or body. Its an easy drinker if people get past the color. There really isn't much going on, its kinda bland frankly, just like the stout.

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Photo of Wer34truh
2.71/5  rDev -12%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Pours a black color, with a one-finger large light-brownish head.

Smell is of roasted malts, cacao, with some caramel.

Quite watery taste. Not much too it really. The same way Guinness Extra Stout is a watered down Irish Dry Stout, this is a watered down Dark Lager. Tolerable, yet very much is the definition of boring.

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Photo of batt6343
3.75/5  rDev +21.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Zylod
3.25/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of BlueShepard19
2.63/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Brian_L-2056
3.79/5  rDev +23.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours a dark black color into a typical pint glass, but has an amber/reddish tint when held up to direct sunlight. Pours a tannish head with plenty of lacing. Initial taste is definitely Guinness, not quite as strong as their extra stout version but definitely smooth and drinkable. Finish is lightly malty and a little dry. Would not hesitate to drink more

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Guinness Black Lager from Guinness Ltd.
3.08 out of 5 based on 1,974 ratings.
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